Dog Bite Laws

Dog Bite Laws

Understanding Dog Bite Laws The man’s best friend can give you a legal headache when you suffer a dog bite.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly five million dog bites occur in the United States annually. Over 800,000 require medical attention. Dogs are territorial and protective of their owners and […]

Louisiana Dog Bites

Louisiana Dog Bites

Dog Bites in Louisiana Resulting In Catastrophic Injuries Through the ages, dogs have served man in various roles – protectors, helpers, companions, and even life savers.  The majority of dogs do not pose a threat to humans. Unfortunately, some dogs attack and bite people, resulting in horrifying injuries. Dog bite injuries can be highly traumatizing, […]

5 Dog Breeds with the Strongest Bites

Every year, dog attacks send thousands of people to the hospital. According to recent statistics from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million dog bites are recorded every year in the U.S., and a large portion of those bites get infected, leading to further complications. Whether a dog is reacting to a stressful […]

What to Do If You’re Bitten by a Dog

Every year, 4.5 million dog bites happen in the United States. While we tend to think of dogs as friendly and furry, many dog bites occur in the home — as many as half. Even more worrisome, 20% of the injuries caused by dog bites become infected. Infections can be serious and even lead to […]

Dog Attacks: The One-Bite Rule in Louisiana

If you’ve ever heard someone refer to the “one-bite rule” in reference to being bitten by a dog, you may have wondered what it was. It’s very simple. The one-bite rule is related to establishing negligence in personal injury claims for dog bites. Owners can only be deemed negligent for a dog bite if they knew or […]

Questions of Liability in Louisiana Animal Attacks

While dog bites are responsible for a significant proportion of lawsuits brought over animal attack injuries, an alarming number of incidents involving other animals such as ferrets, snakes, birds and cats also lead to litigation. Regardless of the type of animal responsible for causing serious harm, it is important for victims to familiarize themselves with the […]